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The Hoke County News- Established 1928 The Hoke County Journal - Established 1905
By SAM MORRIS
The Bucks lost to Roxboro here last
Friday night, but it was still a highly
successful season for the team. The Bucks
by playing in the district playoff and the
game being played in Raeford also acted
as a part of the Chamber of Commerce..
The letter which will follow came to us
Monday from a Roxboro fan. With all the
violence going on in the country today it
is good to receive a letter like this one
that says "that Roxboro fans felt right at
home." We congratulate the school
officials and all the citizens of Hoke
County for the fine example shown last
The letter follows:
I understand that my son's and Carl
Stonbraker's pictures were in the Raeford
News-Journal Friday or Thursday of this
week as. two of the Roxboro football
players. I would like very much to have
one or two copies of this paper if it is
possible. Enclosed you will find a check
to cover costs.
I would like to express my
appreciation for the thoughtifulness of
your paper in sending directions to the
game. You and your town were most
generous in your hospitality and we all
are very grateful. I was very impressed
with the Welcome" from the Hoke High
Boosters Club on the front of the
program and I'm sure it made all of the
Roxboro followers feel right at home.
Thank you again for all of your
Margie M. Thomas
Mrs. R.O. Cothran was by the office
last week and had a program of the
formal dedication of the new church
building of Maylo United Methodist
Church in Gastonia. The pastor of the
church is a former Raeford native, Zane
Grey Norton of the Bowmore
community. He is a son of the late Mr.
and Mrs. Manley Norton and a bioJi
* deputy Sheriff Alex Norton. Mrs.
Cothran said that it was a very impressive
ceremony. Thank you Mrs. Cothran for
While getting a haircut last week at the
Hotel Barber Shop, Stanley Koonce was
sitting in his chair reading the paper. H.L.
Gatlin was in the chair next to me and
Stanley said that fifty years ago in
Georgia a haircut was 25c and a shave
15c. Gatlin replied that even though we
paid Si .75 for a haircut we still get only a
Harold Gillis was telling me about
talking to a Roxbo o fan *t the game last
Friday night. They were discussing about
not being able to leave the stadium
without buying another ticket to get back
in. Both agreed that it was a good rule.
The man from Roxboro told Harold he
was on the gate at Roxboro early in the
season when a tellow wanted a pass, out
to his car. The rule was explained to him
and he stated he just wanted to get a
drink. Of course the gateman wouldn't let
him out. The man left the game anyway
and purchased a ticket to get back in the
game. The man on the gate asked him if a
drink was worth SI.50. The returning fan
said that he took two drinks and that
made the price only 75c a drink.
Now this is Harold's storv.
We received the following letter this
week from Raz Autry, principal at Hoke
Please let me once again express my
appreciation to our fans, city policemen,
sheriffs department, and the highway
patrol. I have a special thanks to the
rescue squad. These men gave of their
time so willingly that it is hard for me to
say enough kind things about them. They
have furnished ambulances and have also
handled the parking for us for the past
two years, and not once have they
complained. We are indeed lucky to have
such a fine group of dedicated men in
It would be unappreciative for me not
to express my appreciation to The News
Journal and our Radio station for their
help. Through the news media the
interest of our people was aroused not
only in our fine football team, but in
every other phase of our school work.
The Hoke High Booster Gub is
overlooked by a lot of people because
they go about their work quietly and
efficiently. They send our boy* to camp
?t an expenae of SI200.00, and alto
pledged $2000.00 to the paving of our
tracks, plut supporting the annual athletic
banquet. You can toe we aie all indebted
to this floe (roup of men.
Maay people are not aware that Docioc
Townaend and Doctor Jordan examine aM
of our boya free of charpi. Thlt number
will run about 300 a year. One of them
?oet to afl of the garnet played away from
home, tad both of them ate uaually at
Ass't F arm
David Bodenheimer, Jr., a native of
High Point, has been hired as assistant
agriculture extension agent for Hoke
The appointment was approved last
week by the county commissioners in a
special meeting Monday night. He
replaces Talmadge Baker, who left in
August to become extension chairman for
Bodenheimer graduated from North
Carolina State University in May and
entered the National Guard on active
duty for training during the summer and
He grew up on a farm in Davidson
County and has been primarily interested
in beef cattle. He has been active in 4-H
club work from the time he was old
enough to join, Bodenheimer said.
Bodenheimer's main duties in Hoke
County will be with the livestock
program and with 4-H clubs.
He is married to the former Onie
Glasscoe of High Point and they are living
at 111 Roberts Street in Raeford.
Is For Kids
The United Fund means children.
Six of the dozen agencies helped by
donations to United Fund are organized
Two of these are the Girl Scouts and
the Boy Scouts. Each of these
organizations has requested S3,000 for
the coming year.
The 250 members of the county's 4-H
clubs are also depending on contributions
to the United Fund, floke County 4-H'crs
have requested $785 from the Fund this
The recreation program has been
allotted SI,000 from the Fund this year.
This is intended to help finance the
program until the city and county
government can take over operation and
funding. Plans for this proposed
reorganization, however, have not been
approved by the local governments.
The crippled children fund is asking
S400 and the fund for needy school
children has requested S500 this year.
All of the children involved in these six
agencies are depending on the United
Fund to make its goal.
There are six other agencies also
participating in the United Fund drive.
These are Red Cross, White Cane,
Community Development, Hoke Rescue
Squad, Senior Citizens and Carolina
New contributions this week totaled
S331.00. This included S65 from McCain,
$25 from A&R Railroad, SI00 from
Mid-South Vending and $141 from
Last week's contributions were
$850.80 to make the total in the third
week of the drive $1,181.80.
No contributions have been reported
yet from the larger industries in the
county, the schools or the downtown
stores, campaign manager Jerry Go/a
said. Contributions from individuals have
increased over previous years, he said.
Any individual who has not been
contacted to contribute may mail a
donation to P.O. Box 550 or give it to
Jerry Goza. Donations may also be left at
the News - Journal Office.
Have you had a family portrait
or a picture of the kidt taken
The News-Journal is offering a
free color portrait with each new or
renewed aubacription. The 8 x 10
photo, in cuatom linen flnhh, may
include a tingle chid, or adult, or a
Allitatea Color Studio* of
Evaaaton, 111. wfll take the picture
by appointment here in Raeford.
Burlington Worsted Division
Makes Organization Changes
Scotts Found Not Guilty
In Superior Court Trial
Joe Scott and his son, Johnny were
found not guilty of larceny in Superior
A jury deliberated 25 minutes before
returning the verdict.
A charge of receiving stolen goods was
dismissed by the court against both
Scotts. The court also dismissed charges
of larceny and receiving stolen goods
against Freddie Revels, Jr., who was a
co-defendant in the case.
The three were being tried on a charge
of stealing a rider-type lawnmower from
Alton G. Walters in September of 1969.
Walters appeared as a witness for the state
and described the lawnmower. It was
parked in his carport when he went to
work on the third shift at Burlington
Sept. 8, 1969 and was gone when he
returned at 8 a.m. the next day, he said.
Denny Matthews, a farmer and painter
from Yadkin County, was the next
witness for the state. He testified that he
had come to Hoke County about 10 p.m.
on Sept. 8 and had gone to the home of
Pete Harris. He drank a couple of beers
there and asked directions to Joe Scott's
house, he said. He went to the Scott's
house and asked about getting a
lawnmower, Matthews testified. He also
said he has spoken to Scott in the spring
of that year about getting a lawnmower
from him. Matthews said Scott told him
that he would see "the boys" about a
mower. Matthews then went back to the
home of Pete Harris's sister, he said, and a
pickup truck with Joe Scott in it and
another car came there later.
Matthews said he was told by Scott to
go to a dirt road on the land of "Jaybird"
Harris and to wait there. He did so,
Matthews said, and a few minutes later,
two boys came pushing a lawnmower
tractor down the road. He paid them
$300; they loaded the tractor on his
truck and he returned to Yadkin County,
However, he said he could not be sure
it was Johnny Scott with the lawnmower.
It was dark, he said. He also could not
positively identify Freddie Revels, Jr., he
Solicitor Jack Thompson asked the
court to rule that Matthews was an
adverse witness to allow him to ask
leading questions. The court approved the
request but Thompson was still unable to
gain a positive answer from Matthews.
At one point in the auestioning,
Thompson asked "Was it Jonnny Scott
and Freddie Revels, Jr. in the car outside
the Harris's, yes or no?"
"I can't answer yes or no," Matthews
said. "I think it was."
Matthews was arrested, tried and
convicted of receiving stolen property
and was awaiting sentencing at this term
Sheriff D.M. Barrington and Chief L.W.
Stanton also testified in the cise for the
In cross - examination, defense
attorney Maxim McManus attacked the
credibility of Matthews as a witness,
pointing out that he was intoxicated
during the transaction. He also pointed
out that Matthews had never met Johnny
Scott before the alleged incident took
No evidence was presented by the
Matthews was sentenced to not less
than 18 months or more than 24 months
suspended for three years. He was fined
$500 and costs and was ordered to
remain on good behavior and not violate
any state or federal penal laws.
In other cases disposed of on Monday
and Tuesday of the week-long Superior
Court session Henry Howard
Hollingsworth was convicted of driving
under the influence and was given an
active sentence of six months. He gave
notice of appeal and appeal bond was set
at 5200. An appearance bond of $3,000
was also set.
The grand jury returned indictments of
escape against James E. Woods and Grace
Wilson Reynolds and they pleaded guilty
See COl'RT, page 11
Rash Of Break-Ins
Reported In County
A rash of break - ins in the county has
prompted Sheriff D.M. Barrington to
caution residents to lock doors and
windows of their homes securely and to
report any strange vehicles or persons to
the sheriffs department.
Eleven break - ins have occurred in the
past two weeks. Sheriff Barrington
reported. All but one of these robberies
have been daytime robberies.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy D. Hayward of Rt. 2
Raeford near Davis' Bridge have reported
two break ? ins. The first is believed to
have occurred about Halloween. The
Haywards missed a guitar and amplifier
on Oct. 31. The house was broken into
again on Nov. 6 and several thousand
dollars worth of household goods were
A break ? in was reported by B.R.
Barbour on Oct. 31. An undetermined
amount of household goods including
clothing, watches, rings, and a rifle were
The Fred Hendrix's home on 401 was
broken into on Nov. 9 and household
goods valued at several thousand dollars
were reported stolen.
The Walter Parks service station in
Dundarrach was entered during the night
of Nov. 11. Goods, including 1 SO cartons
of cigarettes, were reported missing.
R.S. Perry reported a break - in on Oct.
29. Household goods stored in the
basement were reported missing.
The home of Dawson L. Chambers was
entered during the day on Nov. 11.
Several thousand dollars worth of
household goods were reported missing.
These included a stereo and records, tape
recorder, 100 pounds of meat, radio,
shotgun, rifle, shells, camera, electric
razor, blankets and other items.
Thieves attempted to enter the home
again on Nov. 13, Sheriff Barrington said.
A screen on the front porch was cut then.
Harrison Miller, of Shannon, reported a
break ? in on Nov. 13. Household goods
See BREAK-INS, Page 11
New Policy Set
For F ree Lunches
Several changes in the free and rcduccd
price lunch program were announced this
week by county school superintendent
The income scale on which decisions to
provide free or reduced priced lunches
has been altered by federal requirements
and the procedure for appealing a
decision regarding the lunches is also
slightly different, he said.
"It is the policy of the Hoke County
Board of Education to provide lunches
free or at a reduced price to those
children who are determined by the
individual school principals to be unable
to pay the full prices for their lunches."
An application form and a letter to
parents have been sent home with all the
county students, he said. Additional
copies may be obtained at the principal's
office of each school.
The form itself is simple to complete
and requests information needed to
determine the economic need based on
the income and number of persons in the
family and any unusual circumstances or
hardships which affect the family's ability
to pay for school lunches.
The information provided on the
application will be confidential and will
be used only for the purposes of
determining eligibility, Abernethy said.
Under the provisions of the policy, the
school principal is the local official who
will make the determination of individual
eligibility. He will use the following
family sue and income ?cale provided by
the U.S. Department of Agriculture,
which the Hoke County Board of
Education has adopted for system wide
Family size Income
1 Below SI200
2 Below SI800 C
3 Below S2400 4?
4 Below $3000
5 Below $3500 c
6 Below $4100
7 Below $4600
8 Below $5100
No Children In School
Income 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 $1200-1920 20c
2 $1800-2520 20c
3 $2400-3120 20c I0<
4 $3000-3720 20c 10c F
5 S3500-4270 20c 20c F F
6 $4100-4820 20c 20c 10c FF
7 $4600-5320 20c 20c 10c F F F
I 45100-5820 20c 20c 20c 10c F F F
r.ngiDiiuy aeierminations are made on
a family basis. All children in the same
family are to recrive the same benefits.
Therefore all will get either a free or a
reduced price lunch; not some free and
some children a reduced priced lunch,
If a parent is dissatisfied with the
ruling of the principal, he may make a
request either orally or in writing for a
hearing to appeal the decision.
The request should be made to D.D.
Abernethy, superintendent of schools,
109 E. Edinborough Ave. Raeford.
The hearing will be conducted in
accordance with the procedures as
outlined in the policy statement available
in each principal's office and at the office
of the board of education.
The policy also provides that there will
be no identification or discrimination
against any student unable to pay the full
cost of a lunch.
A complete copy of the policy is
available at each school where it may be
reviewed by any interested patron.
Philip A. Diehl, local attorney and
chairman of the Sandhills Community
Action Program Board of Directors was
elected as President of the North Carolina
Community Action Association at the
annual association meeting held in
Raleigh November 10th and 11 th.
The purpose of the NCCAA is to
represent community action agencies,
other groups and organizations and
individual members involved in the war
on poverty in North Carolina.
The association has approximately 400
members to include 26 agency
Diehl's term of office is for one year.
All copy and advertisements
must be received at The Newt ?
Journal on Monday of next week,
u the paper will be printed on
Tuesday in order to observe the
Members of the Mission Action Group
of the First Baptist Church will hold a
bake sale on Main Street this Saturday in
front of Joe Sugar's Men's Store.
The sale will begin at 9.30 a.m.
Meet F riday
The Southwestern District Association
of Extension Home Economists will hold
its annual fall meeting at McCain
Agents from 17 counties will attend.
Approximately 35 home economists are
The agents will be welcomed by Dr.
Wilbur steininger, director of McCain,
and then will tour the facility. There will
be a business meeting and then lunch in
Murray & Staff
Clarksville, Va. - Changes in the
manufacturing organization of Burlington
Worsteds were announced last week by
Joseph D. Beam, Executive Vice
The realignment is related to changes
in the division's New York merchandising
headquarters, which has announced that
Burlington Worsteds will begin a major
program for the manufacture of double
knit fabrics for the men's tailored suitings
and sportswear markets.
Mr. Beam said that the Lexington, N.C.
Plant of Burlington Worsteds will be
converted from spinning and weaving to
spinning and double knit operations. All
weaving machines at Lexington will be
transferred to plants at Halifax, Va.,
Drakes Branch, Va., and Raeford, N.C.
Edmund Murray becomes Vice
President for Greige Manufacturing and
will move his office from Raeford, N.C.
to Clarksville. He will supervise plants at
Raeford, Lexington, Halifax, Va. and
Drakes Branch, Va.
Marvin J. Pinson, Jr. will be Vicc
President for Product Development, and
moves his office from Halifax to
William L. Hunter continues as Vice
President for Finishing, with
responsibility for the Clarksville and
Brookneal, Va. finishing plants.
John L. Morgan, Jr. continues as Vice
President in charge of Burlington
Worsteds Combing Rant at Clarksville
and the Dyeing Plant at Raeford. He is
also responsible for knitted fabrics and
Research and Development.
P. Harold OTuel continues as Vice
President for Administration of both the
Burlington Worsteds and Burlington
Woolens Divisions, with headquarters in
The Hot Springs, N.C. yarn plant will
report directly to Mr. Beam.
Other than Murray's departure, the
primary effect on the Raeford
community will be the removal of his
staff here, as all sample, designing,
planning and administrative functions
above the plant level will be centralized at
the division's main office in Clarksville.
Murray estimates that a maximum of
twenty salaried employees would be
transferred from Raeford during the
period of the realignment, which is
expected to take from several months to
a year to complete.
Harry S. Stern, Jr., President of
Burlington Worsteds, said in New York
that three merchandising departments
have been established to serve their
respective markets with both woven and
knitted fabrics. They are: Burlington
Worsteds Suitings Company, George
Olscn, President, men's wear tailored
suitings; Burlington Worsteds Sportswear
Company, James Ameen, President,
fabrics for sportscoats and tailored slacks;
and Raeford Uniform fabrics Company,
Bernard Leventhal, President, to serve
Mr. Stern noted that the entry into
double knits "is a very significant step
which will utilize the styling,
manufacturing and marketing capabilities
of personnel long experienced in serving
the requirements of the tailored clothing
Most knit fabric constructions, he said,
will be made from textured polyester
fiber combined with the same fine-spun
Dacron/worsted yarns used extensively in
woven fabrics produced by Burlington
All In Fire
A fire at the home of Mr. und Mrs. Gus
McKoy early Tuesday morning left them
homeless and completely destroyed
everything they owned.
The McKoys lived at Rt. 3, Red
Springs, near Duffie. McKoy is a
The County Department of Social
Services has appealed to residents to
donate unused items in good condition to
help the family set up housekeeping after
There are four other members of the
family in addition to Mr. and Mrs.
McKoy. They are Mrs. McKoy'j father,
Alexander McQueen, who is 102; Robert
Alexander, 18, Tommy, 8 and Tony, 6.
Niven Furniture Store and Wood
Furniture Store have donated three
mattresse; and springs. Mrs. Willa
McLauchlin, the McKoy's landlady, has
offered to provide storage for household
goods until they can find a new house.
Anyone who wants to donate iterra to
(he family may contact the Department
of Social Services.